Egale to be joined by Premier Wynne, Glen Murray, Kristyn Wong-Tam and project partners, including Ed Clark, to unveil Egale Centre

TORONTO, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Tomorrow morning, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) will officially unveil Egale Centre. Helen Kennedy, executive director of Egale, will be joined by Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister Glen Murray and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, as well as an exciting group of project partners, all of whom have generously provided their time and resources to the project. Partners in attendance will include:

  • Ed Clark, former President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank and co-chair of Egale Centre's capital contributions campaign;
  • Glen Pushelberg, partner at the internationally-celebrated design firm Yabu Pushelberg;
  • Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, Canada's preeminent builder and developer of residential and commercial communities across the GTA;
  • Paul Dowsett, principal architect at SUSTAINABLE.TO, a leading Canadian full-service sustainable architectural practice; and
  • Greg Spearn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing.

When its doors open in fall 2017, Egale Centre will be Canada's first and Toronto's only facility that will combine the proven counselling services of Egale Youth Outreach with emergency and transitional housing that is exclusively dedicated to serving homeless LGBTIQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two Spirit) youth.


Egale will be joined by Premier Wynne, Minister Murray, Councillor Wong-Tam and key project partners, including Ed Clark, Glen Pushelberg, Mitchell Cohen, Paul Dowsett and Greg Spearn


Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Press conference will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by media availability and community street fair with complimentary food and refreshments


257 Dundas Street East, the future home of Egale Centre (one block east of Sherborne Street on the south side of Dundas Street East)


SOURCE Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

For further information: Travis Kann, 416.660.5991,

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